Electronic Spying and Tracking Spouses in Divorce Cases: What's Legal in the Digital World?
Navigating Admissibility and Privacy Issues With Social Media, Smartphones, Spyware, GPS Trackers, and More
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will prepare family law attorneys to identify and manage legal issues that arise when a spouse obtains evidence through the use of electronic or telephonic interception, smartphones, spyware, GPS tracking devices, webcams, wiretaps, or other methods.
- Overview of federal and state statutes
- Computer crimes
- Webcam law
- GPS laws
- Types of interception and compromise
- Social media accounts
- GPS tracking
- Civil and criminal implications
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How do the federal statutes governing interception of electronic and telephonic communications impact evidence of spousal misconduct that is obtained by a client in a divorce case?
- What factors can guide counsel in determining whether the evidence can or should be used?
- What are the implications for clients and counsel with respect to improper self-help surveillance evidence?
- How should practitioners approach “smoking gun” evidence that may have been illegally obtained?
Henry S. Gornbein
Lippitt O’Keefe Gornbein
Mr. Gornbein practices in all areas of family law. He is a monthly contributor to the Michigan Family Law Journal, has... | Read More
Mr. Gornbein practices in all areas of family law. He is a monthly contributor to the Michigan Family Law Journal, has written numerous divorce-related articles for the Michigan Family Law Journal, the Michigan Bar Journal and for the ABA Journal. He is the creator and host of the award winning cable television show "Practical Law." He is a frequent lecturer on family law matters.Close
Sean L. Harrington, J.D., CISSP, CHFI, MCSE, CSOXP, CCFP
Digital and Computer Forensics Examiner
Attorney Client Privilege
Mr. Harrington is an experienced digital forensics examiner with twenty years of experience in corporate fraud, labor... | Read More
Mr. Harrington is an experienced digital forensics examiner with twenty years of experience in corporate fraud, labor disputes, domestic relations, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, e-discovery, cybersecurity, the work product doctrine, and attorney-client privilege. His experience is derived from the disciplines of law, IT, software engineering, regulatory compliance, risk management, and information security. Mr. Harrington recently graduated with honors from Taft Law School, successfully passed the California Bar Examination, and is qualified to serve as a digital forensics examiner, expert witness, and court-appointed third-party neutral.Close